Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New goodies soon at Vintage Roadside!

We're working overtime here at Vintage Roadside to launch a new section in our gift shop - our Historic Photograph department! Our first three images will include two early 1940s Tourist Courts formerly located in Texas and a 1950 image of a California drive in theatre marquee taken shortly after construction. Each hand produced print comes from the Vintage Roadside negative collection.

Striving to retain the feel and artistry of these wonderful images we have commissioned a local photographer with over 50 years experience to produce these prints. Rather than create digital prints, we felt it was appropriate that photographs of this era be reproduced using traditional dark room techniques. Each hand made silver/gelatin photograph is produced from the original negative, using the same printing (enlarging) techniques and processes used by the original photographers. The prints are mounted on high quality, acid-free mounting board and mats, and are designed to fit any standard 8"x 10" frame.

We are thrilled with the results and look forward to sharing these works of photographic art with those who not only appreciate American roadside history but also fine photography. It's wonderful to see these images again for the first time in 50+ years!

Look for this department to be open at the Vintage Roadside Gift Shop in the next 7 days.

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